Audien & Lady Antebellum No. 1, Olivia Newton-John Returns to Dance Club Songs
Audien & Lady A's "Something Better" is best, while Newton-John notches her first hit since 1992.
On Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Sept. 26), Audien snags his second No. 1, both in the last three months, as "Something Better" rises 3-1. His debut entry "Insomnia" topped the tally in June.
"Better" is the first leader for featured act Lady Antebellum. The country trio previously rose to No. 15 on Dance Club Songs in 2010 thanks to remixes of its crossover smash "Need You Now." "Better" simultaneously soars into the Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 (12-7) and is building at mainstream top 40 radio, bounding by 117 percent in plays at the format in the week ending Sept. 13, according to Nielsen Music.
Remixes from Alyson Calagna, Omtronica and Shemce have aided the ascent of "Better."
NEW NEWTON-JOHN: Also on Dance Club Songs, Olivia Newton-John returns to the chart for the first time in 23 years, as featured on Dave Aude's "You Have to Believe," new at No. 39. The song also features Chloe Lattanzi, who is Newton-John's daughter (and makes her first appearance on any Billboard chart). The track is a reinterpretation of Newton-John's classic "Magic," which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980.
The new collaboration marks the fifth Dance Club Songs hit for Newton-John, who had last appeared with "I Need Love" (No. 44, 1992). Perhaps surprisingly in retrospect, the original "Magic" never reached the chart, while her fellow early '80s smash "Physical," which topped the Hot 100 for 10 weeks in 1981-82, rose to a modest No. 22 on Dance Club Songs. Her highest-peaking hit at the genre? "The Rumour"; written and produced by Elton John, it hit No. 17 in 1988.
In addition to Aude’s original production, remixes from, among others, Ivan Gomez & Nacho Chapado, Bojan and Chris Sammarco are helping club-goers believe in magic all over again.